Cory Lerios

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Cory Lerios
Cory Lerios.jpg
Lerios performing in July, 2009
Photo: Floyd J. Jasinski, MYi2U
Background information
BornPalo Alto, California United States
GenresRock, Pop rock
OccupationsMusician, Composer, Producer
InstrumentsVocals, keyboards, piano
Years active1971–present
LabelsWarner Bros. Records, A&M
Associated actsPablo Cruise
WebsiteCory Lerios Official Website, Pablo Cruise Official Website
 
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Cory Lerios
Cory Lerios.jpg
Lerios performing in July, 2009
Photo: Floyd J. Jasinski, MYi2U
Background information
BornPalo Alto, California United States
GenresRock, Pop rock
OccupationsMusician, Composer, Producer
InstrumentsVocals, keyboards, piano
Years active1971–present
LabelsWarner Bros. Records, A&M
Associated actsPablo Cruise
WebsiteCory Lerios Official Website, Pablo Cruise Official Website

Cory Lerios is an American pianist and vocalist noted for his fast and flowing style of playing. He is one of the founding members of the platinum-record selling rock and roll band Pablo Cruise, and for the past 30 years has scored music for film and television.

History[edit]

Cory Lerios got his first break into the music industry with the San Francisco Bay area band Stoneground in 1971. At the time, Stoneground was signed with Warner Bros., and Cory was only 20 years old. After leaving the band in 1973, Cory, along with fellow Stoneground members Steve Price and David Jenkins, went on to form Pablo Cruise. In 1975, Pablo Cruise released its first album under A&M Records simply entitled Pablo Cruise. The band went on to sell millions of records, but in 1986 after completing several national tours and releasing 7 albums in all, the band split. Being one of the primary songwriters for Pablo Cruise, (Love Will Find A Way, Whatcha Gonna Do?) Cory decided to try his hand at composing for film and television, with his first major production being One Crazy Summer, a 1986 comedy starring John Cusack, Demi Moore, Bobcat Goldthwait, Curtis Armstrong, and Joel Murray. After his composition on One Crazy Summer, Cory partnered with John D'Andrea and went on to start an in house music production studio called Lerios D'Andrea Music Works based in Los Angeles. Together they wrote and produced a number of themes, songs, dramatic and comedic underscores for some of TV's most popular shows Baywatch, 300 episodes, Days of our Lives, Diagnosis: Murder, Max Headroom, and Land Before Time), amongst others. In 2012 Cory executive produced a live DVD/CD for Pablo Cruise entitled "It's Good To Be Live!" released through Sony Entertainment. Pablo Cruise released another live CD through Sony Entertainment in 2013. Currently Cory has been scoring and executive producing the music for the international TV series SAF3 as well as continuing to tour with the original members of Pablo Cruise.

Credits[edit]

Television[edit]

Film[edit]

Themes[edit]

Discography[edit]

Pablo Cruise[edit]

YearAlbumU.S.RIAA certification and additional information
1975Pablo Cruise174debut album
1976Lifeline139
1977A Place in the Sun192x Platinum, Gold in Canada
1978Worlds Away62x Platinum, Gold in Australia, Gold in Canada
1979Part of the Game39Canadian Gold
1981Reflector34
1983Out of Our Hands-last album of new material
2001The Best of Pablo Cruise-Greatest Hits Compilation

Singles[edit]

YearSingleU.S.
1977"Whatcha Gonna Do?"2
1977"A Place in the Sun"42
1978"Don't Want to Live Without it"14
1978"Love Will Find a Way"2
1978"Never Had a Love"87
1979"I Go to Rio"46
1979"I Want You Tonight"19
1981"Cool Love"13
1981"Slip Away"75
1983"Will You, Won't You"107

Additional Discography (Writer/Performer)[edit]

Keyboardist/Programmer[edit]

Awards and nominations[edit]

Daytime Emmy awards:

ASCAP awards:

BMI awards

TELLY AWARD: "Hope For Children"

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